We welcomed back some more of our families this month – everyone has settled back into nursery life really well. Thank you to all of our parents for their cooperation especially at collection time as it has been a little busy. We hope that our parents are enjoying regular updates on EYlog and please be reminded that your child’s daily diary is submitted at the end of your child’s session.
All of the children enjoyed getting creative in July, creating their own artwork for our outdoor display ‘Sandhills in Bloom’ for ‘Wombourne Carnival@ Home’. We planted lots of lovely plants that are growing well and we even have a mint plant that smells really nice. We are hoping that our tomato plants will soon have tomatoes growing on them. The children can’t wait to try them!
Mr Messy’s have a new pet – Sheldon the African Land Snail! The children enjoyed preparing his healthy dinner for him of lettuce and cucumber. The children are all very excited to come into nursery every morning to see if he has been good by eating his healthy meals to make him big and strong.
All the children and staff all wore PJ’s to nursery last week to raise money for the amazing and heroic NHS! Thank you to everyone who kindly donated. We are donating the funds we raise to Russells Hall hospital in Dudley. We will of course inform you of how much we have raised once it’s all been counted.
We have been so lucky this month to have received new resources for all of the rooms within the nursery from the new owners of the nursery – The Old Station Nurseries! We have had all sorts of exciting equipment such as sensory mood boxes,a sensory light table, mirrors, remote control cars, tuff trays and lots more! The children had lots of fun opening all of the boxes and exploring their new resources.
As we approach the Summer holidays, many of our Mr Clever’s children are leaving us to go to school in September. We would like to wish all of these children all the best for their new adventures at school. We will miss you all lots!
What’s coming up in August
We have lots of new children joining us in September so in August we will have lots of settling in sessions. We look forward to welcoming all of the new children and families!
Friday 7th August is International Cat Day. We will be talking about cats and all the different types, from our pet cats to big cats in the jungle. If you have a pet cat, please do send us a photograph via EYlog and we can talk about your pet at nursery in circle time.
On the week commencing Monday 17th August, we will be talking and learning all about what are Summer foods, for example, ice cream, fruit, salads. We are going to make our own ice lollies and fruit kebabs. Please do send us some photographs and observations from home via EYlog of your mealtimes at home. Do you enjoy eating in the garden in the summer? Have you been on a picnic recently?
As of this Monday gone, the 27th July, started trialing our new menu that has been put together by the Catering Manager from The Old Station Nurseries. We are hoping that all of the children find this an exciting time and enjoy trying some new foods. The menus have been sent out via email to all parents – if you haven’t received this please do let us know.
Other important information
Kelsey who works in Mr Mischief’s room will be leaving us on Thursday 3rd September to go to Bedfordshire University to study Paramedic Science. It has been Kelsey’s ambition for a long time to join the ambulance service as a paramedic. We would like to wish her all the best in her new career.
We have some baby news to share with you. Congratulations to Leanne who works in Mr Small’s who is expecting twins due in January 2021; as well as Grace who works in Mr Clever’s Room, who is expecting her first baby due January 2021.
We are all very excited for these girls and of course will keep you updated on their leave dates for maternity.
Please be reminded that a months written notice is required to terminate your contract and to make any changes to your child’s session pattern. We ask that this is sent to us via email.
As we continue to integrate into The Old Station Nursery Group, we have started using firstname.lastname@example.org email address. This is the email address we will be using from now on, so please do ensure that if you need to contact us, you use our new email address. We have also recently moved over to The Old Station Nursery website. Here, you will find our individual nursery page with all of our contact details on; as well as other tools for parents such as the parent resources page with a range of activities to do with your child at home; and the journal page where you will find all the latest news and blogs.
Our carpark is still closed due to the queuing system at drop off/collection. There is ample free parking within the village located close by to the nursery.
As you many be aware, we are listed on a nursery review site called Daynurseries. We would be very grateful if you would spare a few minutes to leave us a review. You can do this online, by clicking here. Thank you very much for your continued support.
Amy Etchells, Nursery Manager